A photo of Amanda. She has bright red hair, blue glasses, and wearing a jungle patterned jumpsuit. She is smiling and looking upward

About Me

Hi! I’m Amanda, the main human behind Wabi Sabi Futures. I am a curious human with far-reaching interests and a fondness for seeing what emerges when we bring different but related ideas together, and the new possibilities that opens up.

My first work-based identity was an artist, before I asked too many questions about why we do things the way we do them at my day job, where I fell into project management. I was fortunate to take a secondment into organisational development and redesign, which fed me into the planning, leading, facilitating, and coaching change pipeline. During this period I studied strategic foresight and reinvented myself as a futurist and workshop facilitator. Now I am deepening my experience and skill at using creative methods to explore new perspectives  by training as an art therapist.

After a decade of planning, leading, and coaching change in public healthcare, I created Wabi Sabi Futures as a space to support the development other curious folk asking big questions and exploring what’s possible through playful and creative means.


Diversely qualified

I value learning as a means of developing expertise and experience.

Wabi Sabi Futures plays in the intersection of futures studies and strategic foresight, change leadership, and creative practice.

I have completed a variety of training and qualifications to ensure the work Wabi Sabi Futures delivers is of high quality, well-considered, and contemporary.

Futures and Strategic Foresight

Swinburne University | 2018

Master of Strategic Foresight

MIT Sloan School of Management | 2019

u.lab: Leading from the Emerging Future

Change Leadership

Swinburne University | 2016

Grad. Cert. of Management Studies

Institute for Healthcare Improvement | 2018

Improvement Science in Action

NHS Horizons | 2015

The School for Change Agents

NSW Centre for Healthcare Redesign | 2014

Accelerating Implementation Methodology

Hunter TAFE | 2013

Dip. Project Management (PMBOK)

Creative Practice

MIECAT | 2025 (in progress)

Master of Therapeutic Arts Practice

MCI Solutions | 2019

LEGO Serious Play Methodology Facilitation

Newcastle Art School | 2006

Dip. Fine Arts


The Wabi Sabi experience

Wabi Sabi Futures

Wabi Sabi Futures facilitates exploration at the edge of where futures, foresight, change leadership, and arts practice intersect.

I live and work on the lands of the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung, part of the Kulin nation, in Naarm (modern-day Melbourne).

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